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There are many other unusual sources of retirement income. Some retirees earn extra money by participating in a cottage industry, like backyard gardening or creating artisan scarves, ties, or other clothing. Others offset travel costs by working as camp hosts as they tour the country or taking on caretaker positions at historic sites or the homes of the wealthy. Still others take advantage of seasonal employment opportunities, like tax preparation, which, although insufficient to provide a conventional income, are ideal for supplementing retirement income. Other chances to generate extra income in retirement include serving on the boards of nonprofits, tutoring, and caregiving.